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IBM Thinkpad won't work with adapter and won't recharge battery
\015 My son went to plug in the AC adapter to my IBM Thinkpad R51 and when he did he shorted something out. The thinkpad still works fine but now it won't recharge the battery when plug in. I've replaced the battery, Adapter and even the DC power jack. I could go out and by an external battery charger but this isn't to practical and they're not cheap. any ideas?\015
Well he shorted out the regulator inside that tells the unit the battery needs to be recharged in witch transfers it to AC current, on this unit the rugulator is implemented in the motherboard and that wold not be practical ether to replace unless you find one for parts on www.ebay.com for cheap and do it yourself that would be the only way that would cost you less money- thanks
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